Sunday Night turned out to be pretty big for new comer Alicia Vikander. The 27-year-old, Vikander, won the “Best Supporting Actress” for The Danish Girl at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.
She won the Oscars for her role as Gerda Wegener in the movie. As per the Verge, Vikander “beat out” fellow nominees Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
Most predictions went in favour of previous Academy Award winner Winslet to win the award for her role as Apple marketing executive Joanna Hoffman in “Steve Jobs”. However, the Swedish actor beat Winslet to bag her first Academy Award for her role as a supportive wife to a transgender woman, played by Eddie Redmayne, in the historical “true story”.
She delivered a heartfelt speech saying, “Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. And Eddie – where are you? – there you are! Thank you for being the best acting partner. You raised my game!”
“And my mum and dad – thank you for giving me the belief that anything can happen. Even though I would never have believed this!”
Vikander is also known for her professional dancing. She started working in Swedish short films and television series, notably in the TV drama “Andra Avenyn” (2008–10). Alicia Vikander made her feature film debut in “Pure” (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress and received the “Shooting Stars Award” at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2012, Alicia Vikander gained international attention when she appeared in the 2012 adaptation of “Anna Karenina” and gained one of the leading roles in the Academy Award-nominated Danish film “A Royal Affair”.
According to Daily Mail UK, “The Danish Girl” is nominated for four awards tonight, including Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne.